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Publication : Overexpressed Drosophila src 64B is phosphorylated at its carboxy-terminal tyrosine, but is not catalytically repressed, in cultured Drosophila cells.

First Author  Kussick S J Year  1992
Journal  Oncogene Volume  7
Pages  2461-70 PubMed ID  1281305
Abstract Text  Little is known about the regulation of non-receptor tyrosine kinases in invertebrates. We have studied the relationship between the phosphorylation state of the Drosophila src 64B (Dsrc) gene product, p62D, and its tyrosine kinase activity in Drosophila Schneider 2 cells, using wild-type and mutated Dsrc constructs that were overexpressed by transient transfection. Phosphopeptide mapping showed that the putative regulatory C-terminal tyrosine (Tyr-547) of p62D was phosphorylated in vivo. In contrast to vertebrate src family kinases overexpressed in fibroblasts, wild-type p62D overexpressed in Schneider 2 cells was phosphorylated at additional tyrosines outside of the C-terminus. These tyrosines corresponded to the major in vitro autophosphorylation sites. Overexpression of wild-type p62D or several catalytically active p62D mutants significantly increased the phosphorylation of numerous Schneider cell proteins on tyrosine, while expression of catalytically inactive mutants of p62D had no such effect. Thus, in contrast to the repression of src family kinase activity in fibroblasts, p62D is catalytically active when overexpressed in Drosophila cells, perhaps because of substoichiometric C-terminal tyrosine phosphorylation. These results raise the possibility that fly development will be sensitive to ectopic expression of p62D. Issue  12
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